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Law enforcement honored after busy Labor Day weekend

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Results of the Labor Day weekend "Booze It and Lose It" campaign came out Thursday. Call it "Justice in Motion." Not just the crackdown, but the people who helped make it happen.

People are still feeling the effects of Labor Day weekend. For some it's the much-needed relaxation. For others, their loss of transportation.

According to the Governor's Highway Safety Program, state and local law enforcement cited more than 3,000 motorists for driving while impaired during the state's Labor Day "Booze It and Lose It" campaign.

The men and women responsible for protecting our streets were honored last night at the Hilton by Justice in Motion. The group works with law enforcement by monitoring all DWI court cases and attending police checkpoints. Director Barb Lynch sees firsthand what makes the officers so successful.

"Just diligence by the law enforcement officers," she said. She says the dinner is a way for people to say, "I applaud you, and I thank you for it. I say thank you. I appreciate it and thank you for it."

The recognition dinner is an annual event to remind law enforcement just how much their service means to our community.

Justice in Motion will host the Tree of Life and candlelight vigil in December to remember those who have lost their lives on North Carolina roads.

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